By Diane Silver
The debate over the Rev. Jerry Johnston and his alleged lavish life and financial misdeeds continues in the letters column of the Kansas City Star and in my comments section.
I'm been particularly interested to read the comments from folks who have attended Johnston's church. Several have visited my blog.
It is a sad day when we're not debating theology, but instead are talking about honesty and such basic values as keeping your word. Here I'm referring to concerns that Johnston raised millions for a school that shows no signs of opening.
When you raise money for a project, you give your word to donors that the money will be used in the way you say. Isn't honesty a basic Christian value? See the original Kansas City Star series for details.